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Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, Calls for Entries for its 26th Annual Judged Show – Deadline March 2, 2020

January 19, 2020

Lowcountry artists are invited to submit their works of art for The Society of Bluffton Artists’ (SOBA) 26th Annual Judged Show, which takes place in Bluffton, SC.

Winners will be awarded first, second and third place cash awards in the following categories: acrylic, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, watercolor or 3D. To be eligible for an award, each category must have a minimum of seven pieces on display.

Registration is required by completing a registration form available at the gallery, located at 6 Church Street in Old Town Bluffton or by registering online at (http://bit.ly/SOBAJudgedShow).

The cost to register is $25 for SOBA members and $45 for non SOBA members. The deadline for entries is from 9 to 11am, Monday, March 2, 2020, at the Center for Creative Arts, located next door to the SOBA gallery at 8 Church Street in Bluffton, SC. No entries will be accepted after 11am.

The Judged Show exhibit will be on display from March 2-April 6, 2020, at the SOBA gallery. An awards ceremony will take place from 5-7pm,Wednesday, March 4. These events are free to attend and open to the public. Artists can pick up their art from 9-11am, April 6 at the SOBA gallery.

The judge for the show is Mark Boedges. Boedges has amassed numerous awards and shown his work in many galleries. Boedges leads plein air workshops and is a well-known judge for shows throughout the country. His studio is located in Charlotte, VT.

After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in philosophy, Boedges pursued his passion for painting — particularly plein art, which would remain his focus for several years. Eventually, Boedges went back to school to study fine art at the University of Colorado, but he left the program after two years to study exclusively from nature. Among the many accolades, Boedges received the Grand Prize for Landscape and a spot on the cover of International Artist magazine. He recently received the Joseph Hartley Memorial award at the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City, Best in Show at the American Impressionist Society’s National Exhibition and Best in Show at the Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art.

The Society of Bluffton Artists is the heart of the flourishing art hub in Old Town Bluffton’s historic district at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. As a non-profit art organization, SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions, scholarships, outreach programs and more.

Please visit (www.sobagallery.com) for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843/757-6586.

Organizers Call for Entries for the 12th Annual North Ridge Country Club Art Gala, held Feb. 29, 2020, in Raleigh, NC – Deadline Jan. 19, 2020

January 8, 2020

Artists! It’s time once again to enter your artwork for an opportunity to show at the 12th Annual North Ridge Country Club Art Gala on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Entry Deadline: January 19, 2020

The North Ridge Country Club Art Society wishes to promote art and area artists, while also developing increased art appreciation within its membership. The NRCC Art Society continues to expand the permanent art collection in the clubhouse for members to enjoy. To achieve these goals, the North Ridge Country Club Art Society sponsors a juried art competition each year, culminating in a special event to showcase the work of the selected artists.

The 2020 Juror is Edie Carpenter, Director, Artistic + Curatorial Programs for the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art in Greensboro, NC. Carpenter will serve as juror and select 25 pieces for the show from submitted artwork.

Those selected artists will have 8 X 10 foot booths to offer additional work for sale at the North Ridge Country Club Art Gala on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 6pm.

Club members and their guests will attend the party to view the work and possibly add pieces to their personal collections. The juror will choose Best in Show, Second and Third Place award winners, who will receive recognition at the Gala and the opportunity to display their work in Gallery Hall for a designated number of weeks at North Ridge Country Club.

The North Ridge Country Club Art Society will purchase the Best in Show piece to hang in the permanent collection.

$15 per digital entry
15% commission collected on work sold in connection with the show
Entry Deadline: January 19, 2020

Enter at this link (https://www.cognitoforms.com/NorthRidgeCountryClub1/_12thAnnualNorthRidgeCountryClubArtGala).

North Ridge Country Club
6612 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615

City of North Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for 19th Annual Statewide Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition – Deadline March 15, 2020

December 27, 2019

Fine craft artists from across the state are invited to participate in the 19th annual “South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition”. As the state’s longest-running fine craft competition and exhibition, objects selected for the show may compete for cash prizes totaling up to $6,500. The exhibition is presented as a component of the annual North Charleston Arts Fest, to be held April 29-May 3, 2020. A $15 entry fee applies. Artists may submit up to four entries. The application is strictly available online and may be accessed via the link at (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply).

Deadline for entries is Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Artists in need of assistance with the application process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a one-on-one meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique exhibition offers fine craft artists from across South Carolina the opportunity to exhibit their inspiring objects in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and three-dimensional mixed media. Thousands have enjoyed the refined talents of South Carolina fine craft artists during past annual exhibitions. Following the close of the show, up to twenty works will be selected to tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s 2020/2021 Traveling Exhibitions Program. Sites across South Carolina may request the exhibit to tour in their facilities, thus providing additional exposure for the selected artists.

The juror for this year’s exhibition is Karen Watson. Watson has been the Executive Director of the Sumter County Gallery of Art in Sumter, SC, since 2005. Before assuming the directorship, her professional background was in biomedical research. Watson’s path from biomedical research to gallery director is not as unlikely as it seems on the surface. She and her former husband were serious collectors of contemporary art. They had the opportunity to meet and befriend many artists and arts professionals within the state and beyond. Watson has a passion for the visual arts and the Sumter County Gallery of Art. She is committed to presenting challenging contemporary and traditional art exhibitions by culturally diverse artists and providing art education opportunities to all the citizens of Sumter County – an extensively rural, economically depressed region of the state isolated from the major art centers of the US. Watson served as the juror for the “2009 Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Juried Exhibition” at Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum (Myrtle Beach, SC), was a juror for the inaugural “CCA 701 Prize” in 2012 at 701 Center For Contemporary Art, (Columbia, SC), and has been a judge for several local art competitions throughout the years.

The 19th Annual “South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition” will be on display April 29-May 3, 2020, at the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. A free public reception and announcement of awards will be held at the Convention Center on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, from 6-8:30pm.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, Palmetto Hands, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department by calling 843/740-5854, e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or visit (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

City of North Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for 15th Annual “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition” – Deadline Feb. 25, 2020

December 27, 2019

Sculpture artists from across the nation are invited to participate in the fifteenth annual “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition”, which opens in conjunction with the 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest. Up to 14 sculptures will be juried into the exhibit and compete for cash prizes totaling up to $19,750. A $1250 honorarium is given to all artists accepted into the show to assist with transportation, installation, de-installation, and incidental expenses. Once all pieces are installed, the juror will award Best in Show ($1000), Outstanding Merit ($500), and up to three Honorable Mentions ($250 each).

The application is strictly available online and may be accessed via the link at (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply). An application fee of $35 allows artists to submit up to four entries.

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

Artists in need of assistance with any part of the application process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a one-on-one meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this 11 month exhibition offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to display their thought provoking, extraordinary sculptures throughout the picturesque North Charleston Riverfront Park. Set on the banks of the Cooper River, Riverfront Park features ten acres of walking paths, a boardwalk and fountain, an expansive lawn with performance pavilion, children’s play areas, and picnic sites. An estimated 50,000 people visit this public park annually to enjoy the amenities located in the heart of the city’s arts community.

The juror for the 2020/21 exhibition is Daniel T. Beck. Beck was first exposed to public sculpture as a child through his family’s business, Tatti Conservation. He has worked with his family since 1990 on conservation projects such as the collection at Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY. In 2018, Beck was a juror for the “Rosen Outdoor Sculpture” competition in Boone, NC. He is currently the Iron Studio Coordinator at the Penland School of Craft near Asheville, NC, where he has worked since 2011, facilitating blacksmithing, fabrication, foundry, and sculpture workshops. He maintains a studio practice at his shop in Spruce Pine, NC, and is about to start his third year teaching incarcerated artists through the AMCI/Penland Prison Arts Partnership.

The 15th Annual “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition” will be on display April 29, 2020, through March 21, 2021, at North Charleston Riverfront Park, located at 1001 Everglades Avenue in North Charleston. A free public reception and announcement of awards will be held at the Charleston Area Convention Center on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, from 6-8pm.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, the “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition”, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department by calling 843/740-5854, e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or visit (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Calls for Entries for “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” – Deadline Jan. 22, 2020

December 27, 2019

The Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, announces a Call For Entry for the “42nd Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show”, which will open on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

The “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” is the longest running visual arts exhibit in Dare County, and is known as the winter art event on the Outer Banks that brings out the most original work by local and regional artists. “Being raised on the Outer Banks, the Frank Stick Show has always been ‘The’ local show to enter and attend,” said Dare County Arts Council staff member Louise Sanderlin. “The work is always exceptional in execution, diverse in media and subject…it never disappoints. I am elated that Dare County Arts Council is able to continue to honor Glenn Eure, by presenting the ‘Eure Best In Show’ award. Recipients should be thrilled to receive such a prestigious award among their comrades and never forget all of the work Glenn did to create such a loving, treasured show and thus an extraordinary artist community.”

Artists wishing to participate in the “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” can find the prospectus online at (DareArts.org/frankstickshow) and at the DCAC Gallery in Manteo. The show is open to Dare County Arts Council members and non-members.

Artwork can be dropped off on Tuesday, January 21 or Wednesday, January 22 between 10am and 5pm at the DCAC Gallery, located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo, NC 27954.

Artist and Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at College of the Albemarle Christina Weisner will judge the show. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Sculpture and Bachelor of Arts (BA) in World Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University (2006) and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Sculpture and Ceramics from University of Texas at Austin (2010). Her work explores complex relationships between objects, humans, and the natural environment.

“I am honored to be the judge for this event that brings the local arts community here on the Outer Banks together year after year,” said Christina Weisner. “I am very much looking forward to seeing the diversity of work that this important annual show typically attracts.”

The show’s opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 25 from 6-8pm at Dare County Arts Council. The reception is free and open to the public and will feature hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

Businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring an award for the “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” can contact Chris Sawin by e-mail at (dareartsinfo@gmail.com) or call 252/473-5558.

The show is held in memory of Outer Banks preservationist and artist Frank Stick, who was instrumental in having miles of the Cape Hatteras Seashore designated as the first National Seashore. The “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” will remain on display at the DCAC Gallery through Tuesday, February 25.

For more information about this show or upcoming Dare County Arts Council events and exhibitions, please call 252/473-5558 or visit (DareArts.org). Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County.

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announce Winners of the COROART Awards

November 26, 2019

The Coroplast Tape Corporation delivered a variety of technical adhesive tapes to Winthrop University where visual art students of Shaun Cassidy, Professor of Fine Arts, were invited to reinvent the materials in innovative ways. The completed works of art were displayed first at Coroplast Tape Corporation’s US headquarters in Rock Hill, SC. Select pieces were then moved to the Arts Council of York County’s Center for the Arts where they were displayed through Nov. 24, 2019. The winners were announced at a public reception and COROART Awards presentation at the Center for the Arts on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.


First Prize winner by Griffin Cordell

Fifty works of art were in contention for cash prizes presented by the Coroplast Tape Corporation. While there was no specific thematic content or subject direction given, the concept of COROART focused on experimenting with modern and technical materials. The COROART Award presented by Coroplast includes 1st Prize ($1,000), 2nd Prize ($500), and 3rd Prize ($250). The 2019 COROART Awards jury includes a panel of three judges: Ashley Beard (Arts Council of York County Board member, art teacher), J. Michael Simpson [artist, UNC – Charlotte (retired)], and Tom Stanley [artist, Winthrop University (retired)].

AWARDS:
1st Place – “Thought Form” (We live in an instance, then the instance is gone. Where does it go?) by Griffin Cordell
2nd Place – “Proto Typo” by Oscar Soto
3rd Place – “Dynastes Hercules” by Jason Lindsay

For more information about Coroplast’s commitment to the arts and COROART, visit (https://www.coroplast-tapes.com/en/company/coroart-usa/).

The Center for the Arts is located at 121 East Main Street, in the heart of the downtown Rock Hill Cultural District. All three galleries at the Center for the Arts are open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 6pm, Friday from 9am to 5pm, every second and fourth Saturday from 10am to 2pm, and every second and fourth Sunday from 2 to 4pm. Patrons who are interested in visiting the galleries between 5 – 6pm should call in advance to schedule an appointment.

Exhibits at the Center for the Arts are sponsored by O’Darby’s – a Retailer of Fine Wines, Craft Beers, and Spirits.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit our webpage at (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Craven Arts Council & Gallery in New Bern, NC, Calls for Participation in Plein Air New Bern 2020 – Deadline Jan. 10, 2020

November 26, 2019

The Plein Air New Bern Steering Committee is proud to announce Plein Air New Bern 2020, a weeklong event showcasing the history, beauty, and character of our region through the style and artistry of plein art painting. The inaugural event will take place May 11 – 17, 2020, in New Bern, NC, and will include workshops, meet and greet events, a collector’s sale and gala, and an open quick paint opportunity. The event is currently seeking artists and sponsors through (www.pleinairnewbern.com).

Plein air is the centuries old tradition of painting the real world directly and on site. Various mediums can be utilized depending on the artist’s preference, including oils, pastel, acrylics, and watercolors. The Plein Air New Bern event will bring twenty-five artists from across the United States to our area to paint in their chosen mediums and unique styles, culminating in a Collector’s Sale and Gala where selected artists will be awarded prizes by internationally renowned British plein air artist Haidee-Jo Summers, RIO, RSMA. The event will also feature a Quick Paint on May 16th, allowing artists of any age of medium the opportunity to participate and potentially win prizes.

Ten artists have been invited by our Host Artist, Kippy Hammond, plein air painter and owner of La Bonne Etoile Artist Retreat in France. Plein Air New Bern is now seeking our fifteen remaining artists through juried submission. Artists are encouraged to submit one to three plein air works and pay the application fee online at (www.pleinairnewbern.com). Selected artists will compete in the weeklong event and have numerous opportunities for sales, networking, and more than $4000 in prize money. Artists from outside the area will be offered free housing with residents. Local artists will have two opportunities to be accepted, first through the open jury process and then a second locals only jury. Artist submissions will be juried by Nancy Tankersley, a founding member of Plein Air Easton, the largest plein air event in the United States.

Submissions are due by 11:59pm, Jan. 10, 2020.

The Plein Air New Bern event will also include workshops by jurors Nancy Tankersley and Haidee-Jo Summers, as well as open demonstrations, artist talks, and more to be announced. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event, artists who wish to participate, and anyone who wants to know more is encourage to visit (www.pleinairnewbern.com), or contact Craven Arts Council & Gallery at 252/638.2577.

For more information please contact:
Jonathan Burger
Marketing and Gallery Director
Craven Arts Council & Gallery, Inc.

Bank of the Arts
317 Middle Street
P.O. Box 596
New Bern, NC 28563

Mooresville Arts in Mooresville, NC, Calls for Entries for the “7th Annual Winter Juried Exhibit” – Deadline Jan. 11, 2020

November 26, 2019

Mooresville Arts in Mooresville, NC, announces a call for artists for its first show of 2020 – the “7th Annual Winter Juried Exhibit”.

This year’s Juror: Aimee Perry, of AVA Gallery.

All fine art media eligible for submission.

Artwork Intake: Friday, Jan. 10 (noon-4pm) & Saturday, January 11 (10am-2pm).

For complete show details and to download show prospectus, please click the link below:
(https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6ff9335c-dca3-4181-bf78-be29b2a2b0b6/downloads/Mooresville%20Arts%207th%20Annual%20Winter%20Juried%20Exhi.pdf?ver=1573589016095).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Call for Artists & Models to Participate in Competitive Portrait Drawing

October 30, 2019

Forget March Madness. Think ART Madness. The Arts Council of York County’s Competitive Portrait Drawing is a tournament style knockout battle that begins with sixteen artists paired off in sets of two. Each pair is in competition to create their best portrait of a model with just five minutes on the clock. Pencils down at the sound of the buzzer. The model in each pairing serves as judge and jury, choosing their favorite of the two portraits drawn of them. The winning artist from each pair then moves on to the next round until only two artists remain. The final two artists go head-to-head in Round 4, with the decision going to the final model of the evening. The winning artist of the competition is crowned champion and is awarded the $100 grand prize.

The event takes place on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019, from 6 – 7pm at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730

NEEDED: 16 artists, 15 models

ARTISTS: No Fee to Participate
E-mail Michael Gentry, Gallery Manager at (mgentry@yorkcountyarts.org)

MODELS: $10 sitting fee – register online at (yorkcountyarts.org/competitiveportraitdrawing).

Each model serves as the judge of their match! After sitting for their portraits, the models will choose their favorite portrait of themselves, and the winning artist will move on to the next round. Models will be able to pick up their portraits after November 25.

Round 1 – 16 artists paired off in 8 sets, sketching/drawing 8 models
Round 2 – 8 artists paired off in 4 sets, sketching/drawing 4 models
The 8 artists competing in Round 2 are the winning artists from Round 1
Round 3 – 4 artists paired off in 2 sets, sketching/drawing 2 models
The 4 artists competing in Round 3 are the winning artists from Round 2
Round 4 – 2 artists go head-to-head, drawing a single model
The 2 artists competing in Round 4 are the winning artists from Round 3

Competitive Portrait Drawing is organized by the Arts Council of York County. It is a part of the Friday Arts Project’s 2019 ART PARTY. More info at (artparty.fridayartsproject.org).

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

City of North Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition – Dec. 15, 2019

October 9, 2019

The City of North Charleston, SC, is calling upon South Carolina visual artists to participate in the 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition. The winning piece will become the official poster design of the 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest, taking place April 29-May 3, 2020, and will be featured on all promotional materials and merchandise, including posters, billboards, print and digital advertisements, television commercials, program booklets, apparel, online, and more.

The winning artist will receive a $500 purchase award and a solo exhibition at the North Charleston City Gallery during May 2020. In addition, the winning piece will become part of the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection, which is displayed throughout City Hall.

The deadline to submit works for the competition is Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

There is NO entry fee to participate in the North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition. The competition is open to South Carolina residents ages 18 and older. Categories of work accepted are: acrylic, oil, drawing, pastel, watercolor, and 2-D mixed media. Entries must be submitted online at (http://NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.Slideroom.com) by the Dec. 15 deadline. Artists may enter a maximum of three pieces into the competition.

The North Charleston Arts Fest is organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. The annual five-day celebration of arts and culture highlights national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Art, Media Art, and Literature. For more than 35 years the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting more than 30,000 residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast and beyond to experience free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in a variety of venues, including libraries, community centers, schools, businesses, and parks. The event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state of South Carolina. Previous Arts Fest Design Competition winners include Joseph Kameen of Graniteville, SC (2019), Hamed Mahmoodi of Greenville, SC (2018), Judy McSween of Charleston, SC (2017), Lisa Shimko of Charleston, SC (2016), Karole Turner Campbell (KTC) of North Charleston, SC (2015); Amiri Gueka Farris of Bluffton, SC (2014); Linda Elksnin of Mt. Pleasant, SC (2013); Elena Barna of North Charleston, SC (2012); and Pedro Rodriguez of Goose Creek, SC (2011).

For more information about the 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest and other participation opportunities visit (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com), or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office by calling 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org). Artists in need of assistance with any part of the submission process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.